AMS Endorses Objection to Allow Concealed Weapons
The Department of American Studies recently endorsed the KU University Senate "Resolution Objecting to Allowing Concealed Weapons on KU Campuses," passed December 1, 2016. View PDF version
What exactly is “America”? America as we’ve known it is changing. The nation is experiencing greater racial and ethnic diversity. Concerns about the environment, food and poverty, and sustainability are being addressed, and solutions sought. The public is demanding greater equality for all, regardless of sexual preference or socioeconomic status. American culture is becoming increasingly diverse and its population more transnational. What are the meanings and boundaries of American citizenship? Who is “American” and who determines this? Read More »
David Roediger, University of Kansas, American Studies, Foundation Professor giving his Presidential address of the ASA in Toronto.
How a motion-tracking musical software is breaking down barriers for people with disabilities: click here to read more about the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), a one-of-a-kind piece of inclusive technology that promotes musical improvisation. The article recognizes Sherrie Tucker, who started AUMI jam sessions and helped to bring the grant and symposium for it to Lawrence. Written by Omar Sanchez.
View the 3/13Lawrence 497 Board of Education Meeting here. Ruben Flores speaks from 28:00-38:00 and John Rury speaks from 54:00-59:00.
Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Hannah Bailey for being awarded the 2017 Graduate Studies Summer Scholarship.
Ph.D. candidate, Rachel Schwaller, has been awarded the Hall Center's Sias Fellowship for Spring 2018. Congratulations, Rachel!